TEXTE ZUR KUNST, issue no. 115 “Literatur.”

September 4, 2019
September 2019 / issue no. 115
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In the forthcoming issue of Texte zur Kunst, “Literature,” we explore the emergence of the genre “autofiction”: a field in literature that has taken up space between the formally distinct categories of fiction and autobiography (hence: “auto”+“fiction”). We explore the writing of many of the most prominent voices collected under the label autofiction, including Annie Ernaux, Rachel Cusk, Deborah Levy, among others, whose works are exemplary in developing a form of writing in which the fictitious ego merges with the voices of others, where these voices potentially stand in for the social more generally. Thus, in recent years, it is these autofictional works that have managed a more salient and pointed critique of social maladies and political crises than other forms of cultural production. For many in the art world, these authors are still unknown, so the issue serves as both introduction to, and critical analysis of, this pathbreaking form of writing. With contributions by Isabelle Graw, Rachel Cusk, Enis Maci, Leander Scholz, Peter Rehberg, Claude Haas, Brigitte Weingart, among others.

Main section (in English and German):

Between You and Me
A Correspondence on Autofiction in Contemporary Literature between Isabelle Graw and Brigitte Weingart

Woman as Subject or Exemplary of Her Kind
A Conversation between Maija Timonen and Rachel Cusk

Claude Haas
On the Demise of Autobiography in the Whirl of Autofiction. Or: Reality Today

Surrender as Freedom
Interview with Enis Maci by Aram Lintzel

Peter Rehberg
Queer Autofiction as Body Protocol

Dirk Von Lowtzow
Some Questions for Leïla Slimani

Leander Scholz
Literature of Working-Class Children

Jutta Koether
When You Paint Apples, Do You Also Feel Your Breasts and Knees Becoming Apples?


Image Spread
Sung Tieu

New Development
Colin Lang on the Advent of Drone Exhibitions (English)

Sven Lütticken on Alice Creischer’s “In the Stomach of the Predators: Writings and Collaborations” (English)

Klang Körper
Annika Haas on Holly Herndon at Volksbühne Berlin and at Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel (German)

Diedrich Diederichsen on the 58th Venice Biennale (German)
Eva Díaz on the Whitney Biennial 2019 (English)
Simon Baier on El Anatsui at Haus der Kunst, München (German)
Övül Ö. Durmuşoğlu on Cecilia Vicuña at Witte de With, Rotterdam (English)
Mikael Brkic on Jana Euler at Galerie Neu, Berlin (English)
Gunter Reski on Heike-Karin Föll at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (German)
Adam Kleinman on Cian Dayrit at Nome Gallery, Berlin (English)
Georg Imdahl on Anna Oppermann at Kunsthalle Bielefeld (German)
Ana Teixeira Pinto on Straying from the Line at Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (English)
Hans-Jürgen Hafner on Gustave Caillebotte at the Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin (German)
Magnus Schaefer on Lydia Ourahmane at Bodega, New York (English)
Thomas Groetz on Mayo Thompson at Buchholz Gallery, Berlin (German)
Daniel Ricardo Quiles on Jonathas de Andrade at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (English)
Isabel Mehl on Cana Bilir-Meier at Hamburger Kunstverein (German)
Saim Demircan on Edith Karlson and Dan Mitchell at Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn (English)
Stefan Neuner on Lotte Laserstein at Berlinischen Galerie (German)
Luisa Lorenza Corna on The Unexpected Subject: 1978 Art and Feminism in Italy at FM Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, and Doing Deculturalization at Museion, Bolzano (English)
Christina Irrgang on Bea Schlingelhoff at Max Mayer Gallery, Düsseldorf (German)
Daniel Sturgis on Joan Snyder at Blain Southern, London (English)


Linda Bilda (1963−2019) / Silvia Eiblmayr
Agnès Varda (1928–2019) / Jennifer Stob
Michel Serres (1930−2019) / Lorenz Engell
Klaus Bußmann (1941–2019)/ Ulrike Groos / Hans Haacke

Artists’ editions by:
Birgit Megerle
Sterling Ruby

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